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Monk (S.C.): The Essence of Clock Repair
O/P. 193 pages, illus., 1983. An American publication by a well respected clockmaker, this book studies over 50 types of clock and their repair. Good copy with dust jacket (the latter worn to corners and top of spine). (Ref: K1183 - G7)

Price: 25.00

Pahlow (S.): Tourbillon - About my Passion
O/P. 543 pages, illustrated, signed by author, 3rd edition, 2008. The first 80 pages of the book are about the author's passion to learn everything about how to design and make tourbillon pocket watch movements. He enlisted the help of retired Glasshütte watchmakers to teach him, and has made several tourbillons using many parts from old Lange & Söhne watches. The remainder of the book is a detailed examination, with drawings and photographs, of the design and manufacture of the watch parts required. This is the English language edition of a book first published in German; the authors translation into English is somewhat stilted in parts but clear enough to convey the meaning. A fine copy with very good dust jacket.

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(Ref: K5043 - H2)

Price: 265.00

Penman (L.): Clock Repairing at the Bench - Using the Lathe Part 1
O/P. 16 pages plus 8 pages of diagrams, no date. A useful booklet was written for novice and professional repairers who wanted to improve their skills. The information is for small lathes and mini-lathes and includes cutting tools (materials, rake angle, clearance, sharpening, cutting speeds, etc), turning, boring, chucks and faceplates. Good copy, stapled card covers. (Ref: K4898 - BX3)

Price: 8.00

Penman (L.): Common Clock Escapements

Penman (L.): Common Clock Escapements
NEW. 190 pages, figures, 2013. A very useful book for restorers and repairers, this is a description of common escapements and practical workshop methods for mechanical clocks ancient and modern. Paperback. (Ref: N3377)
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Price: 15.00
Penman (L.): Practical Clock Escapements

Penman (L.): Practical Clock Escapements
NEW. 248 pages, well illustrated, reprinted 2002. An excellent book for the practical enthusiast. The book is comprehensive in its treatment of virtually all escapements including platform escapements on carriage clocks. Useful chapters on pendulum suspensions and pendulums are also included. With dust jacket. Please note: this is old stock, still in publisher's shrink wrap, now with a bump to one top corner. (Ref: N242)

Price: 70.00

Penman (L.): Practical Clock Escapements
O/P. 248 pages, well illustrated, reprinted 2002. An excellent book for the practical enthusiast. The book is comprehensive in its treatment of virtually all escapements including platform escapements on carriage clocks. Useful chapters on pendulum suspensions and pendulums are also included. A fine copy with fine dust jacket. (Ref: K776 - B1)

Price: 60.00

Penman (L.): The Carriage Clock - A Repair and Restoration Manual

Penman (L.): The Carriage Clock - a Repair and Restoration Manual
NEW. 352 pages, 8 pages of colour illustrations, many text figures, reprinted 2020. A comprehensive and practical new book devoted entirely to the repair and restoration of (mainly) French carriage clocks. A very useful book for the amateur and professional restorer - if you struggle with alarms, quarter repeaters and grande sonnerie then this is the book for you! With dust jacket. (Ref: N647)
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Price: 29.50
Perkins (A.B.): Antique Watch Restoration  volume 1

Perkins (A.B.): Antique Watch Restoration volume 1
NEW. 298 pages, illustrated, 2012. This book, by the author of the respected book The Modern Watchmakers Lathe and How To Use It, is the first of a series of volumes on watch and clock restoration. The book is based on a lifetimes experience in the trade and will be of great use to all professional and amateur restorers. (Ref: N2811)
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Price: 75.00
Perkins (A.B.): Antique Watch Restoration  volume 2

Perkins (A.B.): Antique Watch Restoration volume 2
NEW. 282 pages, illustrated, 2015. The first book in this series was very well received. This second volume concentrates on setting jewels and making jewel settings as well as making and adjusting all the main types of watch escapements, including making pallet stones and balance wheels. Another book of great use to watch restorers. (Ref: N3684)
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Price: 75.00
Perkins (A.B.): Antique Watch Restoration volume 3

Perkins (A.B.): Antique Watch Restoration volume 3
NEW. 248 pages, illustrated, 2018. The first section (78 pages) of this book is a detailed and practical treatise on making and fitting flat and helical springs, followed by chapters on watch regulators, watch hands and dials, balance staffs, truing and poising balance wheels, mainsprings and barrels, and making and finishing flat springs and screws. The third and final volume of this very useful and practical set of books. (Ref: N4322)
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Price: 68.00
Perkins (A.B.): The Modern Watchmakers Lathe and How To Use It

Perkins (A.B.): The Modern Watchmakers Lathe and How To Use It
NEW. 394 pages, 548 illustrations, 2003. This book is intended to teach the skills necessary for clock and watch makers and restorers to use the lathe, to make missing parts, and to refurbish worn parts. The book will serve as a textbook for horology students as well as amateur enthusiasts. The illustrations include 267 photographs and 281 drawings. (Ref: N920)
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Price: 82.50
Rawlings (A.L.): The Science of Clocks and Watches

Rawlings (A.L.): The Science of Clocks and Watches
NEW. 393 pages, figures, 3rd edition, 1993. The most recent edition of a good book, first published over 60 years ago and still in demand, written for the technically minded who want to understand more about the parameters affecting timekeeping. This revised and enlarged edition is based on the 2nd edition, with contributions from 10 eminent horologists. An essential reference book. (Ref: N2284)

Price: 21.00

Reeve (C.B.): The Musical Clock
O/P. 125 pages, 59 figs., 1975. Information and plans to build a 3-train, weight-driven musical clock movement. The book was written for the average model engineer who has a 2½" lathe and associated equipment. A very good copy, the dust jacket good but worn to edges. (Ref: K778 - R1)

Price: 25.00

Robinson (T.R.): Modern Watch Repairing and Adjusting
O/P. 118 pages, 123 figures, 1st edition, not dated but early 1930's. Useful chapters on watch repairing written by a Swiss expert with additional chapters by Robinson. With remains of dust jacket. (Ref: K720 - C2)

Price: 12.00

Samelius (W.H.): Watch and Clock Information Please!

Samelius (W.H.): Watch and Clock Information Please!
NEW. 401 pages, illustrated, 1981. Samelius was Director of the Elgin Watchmakers College and this book is a collection of the most useful articles he wrote for the "Information Please" column in the 'American Horologist and Jeweler' magazine. With dust jacket. (Ref: N1203)

Price: 25.00

Schulz (W.): Der Uhrmacher am Werktisch: Hand- und Nachschlagebuch fr den Taschenuhren-Reparateur
O/P. 401 pages, 310 figs., 5 folding plates, 1908. A detailed manual and reference book for the pocket watch repairer. Very good copy, very minor foxing, skillfully rebound with original cloth laid down. [German language] (Ref: K3136 - P2)

Price: 40.00

Schwanatus (W.) & Fenimore (W.): Repairing Watch Cases

Schwanatus (W.) & Fenimore (W.): Repairing Watch Cases
NEW. 34 pages, 2001. A facsimile reprint of an item first published in 1909. The senior author was an American case maker and topics covered include repairing joints; removing dents from the case, rims and bottoms; closing the case; soldering and case springs. The advice is aimed at those with some proficiency in metal work. Card covers. (Ref: N529)

Price: 6.50

[Seiko]: Value Checking List, Lassale, Seiko, Pulsar, Alba, Lorus Quartz Watches August 1998
O/P. 26 pages, 1998. "Value Checking" is a list of current consumption, coil resistance, battery number, etc., for use when testing each calibre of Seiko quartz wristwatches. Very good copy, paper covers. (Ref: K4838 - BX17)

Price: 5.00

[Seiko]: Value Checking List, Lassale, Seiko, Pulsar, Alba, Lorus Quartz Watches June 1999
O/P. 28 pages, 1999. "Value Checking" is a list of current consumption, coil resistance, battery number, etc., for use when testing each calibre of Seiko quartz wristwatches. Very good copy, paper covers. (Ref: K4839 - BX9)

Price: 5.00

Smith (E.P.): Striking and Chiming Clocks - their Working and Repair
O/P. 192 pages, 78 plates, 53 figures, 1985. A description of the principal striking and chiming mechanisms and an explanation of their working and repair. New copies, purchased from a retired bookseller, minor shelf wear to dust jackets. (Ref: K3754 - Q2)

Price: 22.50


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